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    September 18, 2010
    11:00 - 11:34pm PDT  

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>> alan: mound mourners pack a church to remember a [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread when you can have pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits? the warm, light delicate layers are like nothing else. add a layer of excitement to your next meal. ♪ layers of brownie and caramel, dipped in chocolate
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ready to eat sweet moments new from pillsbury. in the refrigerated section >> the luckiest person on earth to have been her mother. >> alan: family and friends deliver a tearful farewell for the 20-year-old woman killed in last week's fire and explosion? san bruno. mourners filled the church tonight to remember jessica morales. amy hollyfield has more on the emotional ceremony. >> reporter: it was heartbreaking to hear loved ones talk about her big personality and positive attitude and how much they will miss her. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the
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sound ♪ >> reporter: jessica morales was remembered as someone who was easy to love. her mother was the first to speak at her funeral mass. he said she wrote 20 versions of her speech. >> where do i start? how do i begin to say farewell. i can't believe you're gone. how am i going to say goodbye to my heart and soul. >> reporter: her mother wanted everyone to know that jessica was an incredible daughter. >> from the time you were born, i felt this indescribable feeling of love. i remember bringing you home from the hospital the first time. you were sitting next to junior, and it felt like our family was complete. >> reporter: jessica was killed in the explosion and fire in san bruno. she was at her boyfriend's house
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when the fire happened, trapping her inside, her boyfriend is in the hospital with second and third-degree burns. >> sap bruno firefighters offered the family their condolences at the service, including her eight-year-old brother, who bravely spoke about his sister. >> i wish she can come back. she was a great sister. from when she supported me and did everything for me to make me happy. >> reporter: jessica will be buried on monday. san bruno officials say four people are confirmed dead, and three others are still missing. four are still in the hospital, suffering from severe burns. in the news room, amy hollyfield, abc-7 news. >> alan: a san bruno man is suing pg&e saying the company should turn over its recovery fund to a third party. keith dare was evacuated after
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the explosion and fire but the house he was renting was not damaged. this lawsuit claims pg&e could withhold the money or not follow through with its promises unless the money is placed in a court supervised account. the pg&e spokesman would not comment on the lawsuit. meantime, residents who lost nearly everything had one more chance to dig through the ashes and rubble before the cleanup begins next week. here's more. >> reporter: neighbors got one last chance to try to find what's left of their belongings buried in the ashes. charlie and helen had the help of firefighters. >> three of them were searching, and not in the safe or anything like that, but she has her mother's rings and like that. they found them. they found jewelry and stuff. >> needle in a hay stack, and one said, here's the needle in the haystack. >> reporter: many people lost important documents but the grays kept their will, the deed
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to the house and other papers in a safe deposit box which somehow survived the intensity of the fire. the this event was sponsored by san mateo county. families have come here to learn how to react to an earthquake. today, most everyone wanted to know how to turn the gas off in the case of an explosion like the one in san bruno, there are things one can do. >> you want to make sure you get out of the house and if you know your neighbors, make sure they get out. and you also want to have a place to call a family member outside the area to let them know you're okay. if everybody in the family calls that person, then you don't have to worry about who is missing. >> that's what the grays did. >> we even had our son in arizona as our contact person in case anybody wanted to know what happened 'to us. they could call down there. >> reporter: the cleanup will begin next week. while this is happening, the bay area air quality management
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district will install monitors. >> don't know what's going to happen now. i'm thinking of many things now. >> reporter: margaret sullivan was in her house. she is having a hard time sleeping at night. >> feel my body shaking. i'll be all right. i'll be all right. to be alive. >> reporter: this where is the american red cross is helpful, providing counseling to people who need it. abc-7 news. >> alan: a police chase in oakland ended with the suspect's car crashing into another vehicle. the chase ended up at the intersection of ignacio avenue and hide street this evening. the driver intentionally rammed a car, and the pursuit ended with the suspect slamming into a second car. the driver ran off but was caught and arrested. a woman in the second car was
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taken to the hospital but her injuries are minor. authorities in southern california are searching for five missing adults and eight children who belong to a cult-like group. they left behind letters and said they were awaiting the end of the world. the missing people are from the palmdale areas. the husbands of two women reported them missing this morning. one of them was asked to hold a purse with i.d. cards, deeds to the property and letters saying they were awaiting the rapture or other catastrophic event. sheriffs deputies are searching for three vehicles. >> sarah shourd is on her way back to the united states. she thanked the country's leaders that helped her being released from the iranian prison. >> i will always associate your country with the first breath of my freedom. the sweet smell of sandalwood,
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and the chance to listen to the waves. >> alan: shourd calls call for the release of the two men she was hawking with, josh fattal, and her fiancee, sean bauer. >> i ask you to please, please extend your prayers to my fiancee, shane, and my friend, josh. inshallah, they will soon be free. >> alan: shourd will arrive in new york tomorrow to coincide with the arrival of mahmoud ahmadinejad, who will attend the u.n. general assembly. crews in the gulf of mexico have finished the final test before declaring b.p.'s well dead. a drilling crew pumped 74 barrels of cement into the well. tonight's test was meant to put
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pressure on the well to see if the plug holds up. the disaster began in april when an explosion led to the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. for the first time, more than 500 people who live around the chevron refinery in richmond went inside the refinery for a tour. chevron hosted the tour to help educate people about the refinery's operation, safety procedures and environmental immigrant pacts. most people were pleased to learn more about the refinery. >> growing up and being around refineries, i had a concern, but this opportunity of the neighborhood here really helps you to understand, what really is going on, and when you see the smoke coming out of the stack, it's not pollution, it's steam. >> a lot of information about the plant and the operation of the plant. >> alan: chevron says it's opened its doors to the community to help demost identify the -- demystify the
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refining process. the muni is on the lookout for fare cheats. some riders discovered the gates open by simply reaching over and waving a hand near the exit sensor. muni says it's known about the problem for a while but there's no short-term fix. a new fare gate system is supposed to be installed next month. until then, muni is posting more ticket inspectors and police officers police officers to catch fair evaders, the offense carries a 75 -- -- $75 fine. a burned cor ran -- curran -- koran is discovered inside a mosque. >> leigh: clouds are starting to thicken up, and the skies are starting to thicken up with clouds. we have a coal front poised to the north of us and we have the north of us and we have showers moving in here
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our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
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>> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to >> alan: for the second time in the week there's been a kidnapping attempt at the same park in brentwood. a young man said a man approached him. and last saturday a man fitting the same description tried the same thing on a 12-year-old girl. he is describeds a 5'8" latino man, silver glasses, tan baseball cap, blue jeans and white new balance shoes.
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a burnt koran was discovered this week in san francisco. the holy book was found on september 12th in a trash can at the islamic society of san francisco. this is the first report incident of a koran burning in the bay area. >> we have a habit of thinking of the bay area as this open and diverse area and these things don't happen here. we want to make sure people know they are happening so they're cautious and vigilant. >> alan: they said this incident is troubling following the florida's pastors threats to burn the koran and the efforts to stop the mosque being built near ground zero. indiana congressman mike pence won the presidential straw poll at the values voters summit in washington, dc with 24% of the vote. he edged out a field of more well-known republicans, including mike huckabee, who received 22%, mitt romney was third with 13%, news gingrich
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and sara palin rounded out the top five. palin was the top pick as pence's vice-presidential running mate. now that the tea party candidate christina o'donnell is in the national spotlight after her victory in delware, her past is coming back to bite her. bill ma her -- maher dug up a clip from his show in 1999 in which o'donnell says she dabbled in witchcraft and went on a date with a witch and had a picnic on an altar. o'donnell cancelleds morning talk show appearances, saying she was exhausted. 80,000 people poured into london's hyde park to hear pope benedict xvi. he urged the faithful to focus
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on the many problems facing their religion. >> no one who looks realistically at our world today could think that christians can afford to go on with business as usual, ignoring the profound crisis of faith which has overtaken our society. >> alan: today, thousands of people protested the sad vatican's response to the priest abuse scandal. the pontiff met with five victims and apologized to them, and expressed his deep sorrow and shame over what they and their family suffered. in bermuda, residents and tourists are praising for a direct hit from hurricane igor. size pass near or directly overhead as early as tomorrow. david curley was in bermuda today. >> reporter: bermuda is starting to feel the effects of hurricane igor. even though the storm is still about 30 hours away. you see the surf has kicked up a
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little bit and the wind is kicking up. a little moisture as well. and a lot of folks have come out here just to look at the surf because they know they will not be able to be out here tomorrow. in fact, this island has already started to shut down. the last flight is going out this afternoon, and they're boarding up, expecting four inches of rain and water inside the terminal building when igor hits with all its furry. -- fewerry. they're taking this seriously. fabban hit them years ago, and looks like igor could be a direct hit. so the residents here, 65,000, are taking it series -- seriously. the tourists are getting off the island. >> alan: let's talk about our own weather. >> leigh: the clouds are starting to increase. we have some rain to show you, and looks like the system will bring the bay area showers
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tomorrow morning. outside we go. a little clear patch over downtown san francisco, this shot from the high definition rooftop camera. a little to the north, the clouds are starting to thicken up. here's some current readings for you, 62 in antioch. mild. 63 novato. san francisco, 61. 63 in san jose. so increasing clouds tonight. showers begin in the north bay in the next few hours, and then they spread from north to south, primarily in the morning hours ons. we should start to see some afternoon clearing, and a dry weather pattern will set up for next week. the live doppler 7 hd picking up activity to the north. it's getting close to ukiah and the cloverdale area, and all of this is slowly pressing towards the south. this will be a showermaker for the bay area. overnight, temperatures mild.
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mid-to-upper 50s. low 60s across the bay area. here's a look at the cold front. the low is actually here. it tracks to the north, and you can see this cold front getting a little scraggly, and we're not looking for a lot of moisture but gives us a good sense through the morning hours -- here's your 8:00 forecast. you can see the rain bands moving across. 1:00, we're on the backside of the system and that's when we will start to see clearing. the raiders are playing tomorrow, and the giants are playing. maybe a few lingering sprinkles. the first part of those games, and then the latter part we should see the partial clearing. how much rainfall? maybe a quarter inch in the north. here's a look at the highs for sunday. showers in the morning and
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afternoon clearing, 73 for san jose, mid-60s at the coast. half manitoba -- half moon bay, 62. # 3 for santa rosa. the clearing will gain north -- begin north bay first. oakland, 68. interior east bay, danville, 7 4. 76 for brentwood, and watsonville tomorrow, 72 degrees. the seven-day forecast, as i mentioned, this is the last full weekend of summer. and on wednesday evening, fall arrives, and looks like we will warm up, thursday, friday, saturday, 80s inland. >> alan: a nice reward after the shower. coming up, stanford cardinals are putting a whooping on wake forest tonight. shu ready to tell you more about it coming up.
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>> mike: stanford is looking to go 3-0 for the first time since 2001 since wake forest is in town. this is a rout. eight yard touchdown. cardinals off and running. this time over the top. great catch. 14-7 stanford. second quarter, makes it 21-7. muscles into the end zone. luck can do it all. look at this scamper. great field vision. sees his block, makes another cut there. he could be the top pick in the draft. 34-7 cardinals. they lead 68-24 right now in the fourth quarter. they're going to be 3-0. after two road trips against alabama and wisconsin, san jose state returns for their home opener against southern utah and came down to the final minutes.
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the won eight of their last miami nine home openers. rutlidge, up the gut to pay dirt. spartans lead at the half. fourth, two minutes to go. 26 yards to the 11-yardline. two plays later, from six yards out, the score, and mcintyre wins his first for sparty in the victory. >> wisconsin last week, our young men grew up in front of my eyes, and today, we kept fighting and finished in the end and never hung our heads. >> mike: joe and jennifer montana in the house for notre dame and michigan state. dane kris hits flores for 24 yards. michigan state ties it. cousins scrambles to his right, finds washington. a 24-yard touchdown. ties it at 28. overtime. in o.t., a field goal would send
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it to double-overtime. it's a fake, perfectly executed. michigan state wins 34-31. the irish fall to 1-2 after this crushing defeat. switch gears. the giants trying to figure out the brewers. the camera phone? man: i did. do you wanna go first? i've been waiting for this all day. ok, this is from... aunt stacey. introducing chase quickdeposit. just photograph the front and back of your check using the chase mobile app on your iphone, and hit send. it went through. this is so cool. this is so cool. you wanna try it? yea. ok. make a depositght. from anytime--make a det with your iphone. to mister and misses walker. why would they send my parents a check?
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>> mike: in the giants are clinging to first place. they send tim lincecum to the mound. second inning, lips kim -- lips kim gets magee he. they appeal. one uribe ends the third. fourth inning, bases loaded. milwaukee goes up 2-0. last chance for the giants. no dice. giants lose 2-1 and fall into second place. that's because the padres took care of the cardinals.
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bottom seven, the shot of -- off the glove of day lad a. in the nine in, three-run shot to left. padres win and lead the national league west bay half game over the g-men. hottest men in baseball stayed that way. tulowitzki cat tood -- tattooed the dodgers. puts colorado on the board 2-0. then this time to deep center. they're only a game out of in first place. >> minnesota, looking for their straight win over the twins by the a's. paul -- powell has liftoff. now in the 6th. gate tied. braden, bit by the long ball. valencia to left. that one leaves in a hurry. a three-run shot. the twins take the lead and hold on to the 4-2 victory.
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raiders tomorrow at the coliseum. game is blacked out. and, alan picked texas to win. >> alan: the horns are 3-0 and should move up in the rankings, and so should stanford. >> mike: they should be in the top 15. >> alan: you think they'll win the pac-10. >> mike: that's my prediction. >> alan: that's it for abc-7 news. thanks for staying up late with us. captioned by closed captioning services inc.
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